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FE Exam Preparation: Home

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is designed for recent graduates and students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree from an EAC/ABET-accredited program. It is the first step in the process to becoming a professional licensed engineer (P.E.). The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers.

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The FE exam includes 110-questions. The exam appointment time is 6 hours long and includes

  • Nondisclosure agreement (2 minutes)
  • Tutorial (8 minutes)
  • Exam (5 hours and 20 minutes)
  • Scheduled break (25 minutes)

For more information visit the NCEES engineering page at 

Available Resources

The following manuals are available at Carlson Science & Engineering Library. Click on title for more information and/or request digitization of sections.

NCEES resources

Request digitization

You can request digitization of sections from the manuals. Visit the River Campus Libraries' Digitization Page to learn more!